Applying Wisdom Principles to Global Issues – Syria, Fukushima & the G20

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Applying Wisdom Principles to Global Issues – Syria, Fukushima & the G20

In this blog, Applying Wisdom Principles to Global Issues – Syria, Fukushima & the G20, following my “Unifying Science & Spirit – Hermetic Principles” series, I begin to apply such principles of Wisdom and other Wisdom principles to global issues and events in today’s world which will have a significant impact on humanity’s collective future. This will be an occasional ongoing blog theme from now on under the heading “Applying Wisdom Principles to Global Issues.”

In today’s blog, I will assess these three current global events; the Syrian Civil War, Fukushima, and the recent G20 meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia, in regard to Wisdom Principles that I will posit.

The thwarted (for now) US attack on Syria and the recent meeting of the G20 national “leaders” are two major events that the world media has and is covering extensively. However, the ongoing global crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan is one that both the world media and the G20 “leaders” continue to ignore at our collective peril.

Syria

“The Syrian Civil War, also known as the Syrian uprising or Syrian is an ongoing armed conflict in Syria between forces loyal to the Ba’ath government and those seeking to oust it. The conflict began on 15 March 2011, with popular demonstrations that grew nationwide by April 2011. Late 2011 marked growing influence of the Islamist group al-Nusra Front within the opposition forces. In 2013 Hezbollah entered the war in support of the Syrian army. The Syrian government is further upheld by military support from Russia and Iran, while Qatar and Saudi Arabia transfer weapons to the rebels. In late 2012, a UN report described the conflict as “overtly sectarian in nature” between Alawite shabiha militias and other Shia groups fighting largely against Sunni-dominated rebel groups. In June 2013, the death toll surpassed 100,000 according to the United Nations. While there are currently an estimated 6 Million refugees from the conflict. Also last June, the Obama administration, approved providing lethal arms to the Supreme Military Council (SMC). The SMC is a rebel command structure that includes representatives from most major rebel groups, and excludes the Islamic extremist elements.”

Many other nations have become actively involved in the Syrian Civil War for their own geo-political agendas, arming the respective combatants, and now prominently featuring the USA and Russia. The current self-proclaimed Empire and a former one.

My own “response” was set out in a  previous blog entitled War and Peace 2012. Here’s an excerpt:

“Modern human history in the main is simply this – ongoing periods of war and peace from the  beginning of civilization until the present. Peace usually only happens when one of the combatants in a war or conflict is either utterly destroyed, both are, or all are. Then when the combatants recover sufficiently (if they ever do) they do it again either with the same “enemy” or a different one. We have been trapped in this endless cycle of destruction and recovery for thousands of years with no end in sight. In 2012, the estimated Annual World Expenditure on Military and Armaments will reach another world’s record of over $1.5 TRILLION DOLLARS! Nearly 45% of that amount is being expended by the USA. While a fraction of this obscene amount of collective human wealth and resources, perhaps 10 to 15% annually, could possibly solve most of our most serious global concerns such as Poverty, Hunger, AIDS, Climate Change, etc. And as we all should now know, the power of our weapons today (nuclear, biological, chemical, electro-magnetic) can now easily destroy us and all Life on Earth many times over. Anyone who doesn’t see this is either intentionally blind or insane. War does not result in long-term peace! It never has as we’ve never had a peaceful world since the rise of “civilization” of course. Accordingly any nation that expects its use of weapons to bring about peace is clearly acting in a sociopathic way as all national political leaders certainly know history or should.”

And as global citizens we should be well aware ongoingly that our present-day “nation-state world” which is in constant and accelerating conflict, is essentially no different then the times of the Roman Empire and all previous military-based empires. “Might still trumps Right”, when it should be the reverse by now, and thus our shared view of societal progress over those almost 2,000 years is essentially an illusion. When will this change as it must if humanity is to survive into the longer-term future?

Fukushima

Although our “leaders” and the mainstream media has ignored the growing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant it appears that the crises is now out of control and may be a global catastrophe in the making. This is an excellent website for the latest updated news from the Fukushima site. For example, today Fukushima is on a Typhoon alert which of course is a major threat.

While this September 13th article from Dr. Helen Caldicott, entitled “ENDLESS FUKUSHIMA CATASTROPHE: MANY GENERATIONS’ HEALTH AT STAKE”, sets out this possible scenario: “Bio-accumulation of radioactive elements around Fukushima will devastate many future Japanese generations, while the Pacific Ocean is also being contaminated by leaking radioactive water. Yet there is still no good solution from the Japanese government.”

There is little doubt that Fukushima is a growing global catastrophe that our “leaders’ and the mainstream media are either ignoring or intentionally covering up. Why is that? And what can be done to avert impending disaster?

G20 Meeting

The G20 Leaders’ Declaration from September 5th and 6th meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia. Here’s the link to the G20 Declaration which deals primarily with economic matters and the usual “commitments” to growth, job creation, tackling climate change, etc.  With almost all of those “commitments” being empty platitudes that will never be enacted by the respective nations. In addition, because of the US attempt to get G20 backing for its planned missile strikes on Syria the meeting ending in discord rather then accord. While the global crisis at Fukushima was not on the agenda or discussed!

Accordingly my question for the G20, who claim to represent leadership of our world today but appear to represent only their nation’s corporations and military is this: “Who speaks for Humanity?” Clearly the G20 does not!

This following statement is from my Leaders and Leadership in 2013 – Part 1 blog in that series: “Accordingly, in terms of positively addressing humanity’s major challenges to our continued survival and future success I submit that we’d have to give our present political and societal leaders a badly failing grade collectively. The standard is to improve our collective prospects not to diminish them, to act on behalf of all humanity and future generations (not solely for their own self-interest and people), to protect and restore nature and all life on Earth, and to build the foundations of a peaceful and sustainable world and future for all. That is the leadership that is urgently needed by humanity today.”

The above comments are expressions of my personal views on the three issues. However, I believe that it is possible to discern Wisdom Principles that can be utilized to assess whether the decisions and actions of our “political leaders” are wise or unwise ongoingly.

In that regard, I look to the 7 Hermetic Principles set out in the Kybalion to consider how this ancient wisdom can elucidate true wisdom today, and suggest that Hermetic Principles 6 and 7 apply to these three global matters:

VI. THE PRINCIPLE OF CAUSE AND EFFECT

“Every Cause has its Effect; every Effect has its Cause; everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a name for Law not recognized; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the Law.”

In regard to this principle of Cause and Effect, wisdom is found in understanding that the previous decisions and actions of people in authority in our world both decades ago and recently have directly led to the scenarios now being faced.

In regard to Syria, as with all the Middle East nations, the intervention of Imperial Powers after WW1 in the creation of the nations themselves and the ongoing arming of these nations with advanced weapons by those original powers, Britain and France, and then subsequently by Imperial Powers USA and Russia bear major responsibility for the ongoing conflicts and the death of so many over the past 100 years.  This is of course for their own imperial self-interested access to the regions oil, proxy wars, and on behalf of client states such as Israel.

Yet these powers continue to act as if the conflicts are happening in a vacuum and have nothing whatsoever to do with their own longstanding interventions and arming of the combatants many of whom today are violent religious extremists. They claim it is to protect the people and for democracy but the the vast majority of the world’s people know these are transparent falsehoods to mask  their true agendas. The Empires wear no clothes. And it is very ancient wisdom set out in the Bible that states: “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” Galatians 6:7.

Ancient wisdom lessons apparently never to be learned, at least by our “leaders”!

While with the Fukushima nuclear disaster, it is a similar case of “cause and effect” and wisdom clearly not being applied with the Planet Operator and the Government not taking responsibility for their own decisions and actions, misleading their own people about the truth and not asking the world for desperately needed help and expertise to contain the catastrophe. Some commentators believe the cost to contain the disaster requires a further $500 Billion! It is a nationally-centred but global crisis that crosses all borders and our world and future urgently need mechanisms of international governance and cooperation to address such threats to millions of Japanese citizens and all humanity, including the future of Nuclear Power in the light of such a nightmarish crisis. The G20 is certainly not an answer in any way.

VII. THE PRINCIPLE OF GENDER

“Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles Gender; manifests on all planes.”

The accompanying photo of the G20 national “leaders” exemplifies our out-of-balance world that has been male-dominated for thousands of years. There are only a few women leaders in the group. The vast majority are men of course as are the vast majority of individuals in significant power positions in government and multi-national corporations in today’s world. The resultant societal imbalance with the emphasis on masculine energy in the use and misuse of power, domination over other peoples and nature, not tempered by the corresponding feminine energy to nurture and sustain life. Thus we have a world that is ongoingly fundamentally out of balance with dire consequences for all of us.

The ancient Egyptians well understood the need for such balance and the resultant societal harmony it generated. Their concept of Ma’at was fundamental to Egyptian thinking and the length and stability of their dynasties. “Ma’at was the ancient Egyptian concept of truth, balance, order, law, morality and justice and a major Goddess to the Egyptians. The significance of Ma’at developed to the point that it embraced all aspects of existence, including the basic equilibrium of the universe, the relationship between constituent parts, the cycle of the seasons, heavenly movements, religious observations and fair dealings, honesty and truthfulness in social interactions.”

Would that our global civilization and “leaders” have but a modicum of such ancient wisdom as expressed in the Hermetic principles and the ancient Egyptian’s concept of Ma’at. These principles of wisdom reflect the core nature of our Cosmos and Creation and are the keys to a better world and a positive future for humankind.

Unfortunately modern humanity is childlike compared to the great wisdom and understanding of the ancients. Our societal progress beyond technological, agricultural and medical is an illusion. None of the worsening elements in our world today and for our future can change to the positive until that reality changes. Not until true wisdom is understood and applied by those who we have collectively been entrusted to do so on our behalf. In the absence of that major shift, humanity will remain fundamentally out of balance and essentially self-destructive. Our world today is a “Roman Empire World” armed to the teeth with nuclear, chemical, biological and conventional weapons being used to fan the flames of ancient religious and cultural conflicts and hatreds, while we face catastrophic climate change in the near future.

Only by the people of the world becoming informed and empowered to get fully engaged in the global challenges that affect all of us and our futures will we find the path to a peaceful and sustainable world and future. And with leaders chosen because they truly represent all their people and not just an elite fraction of them, understand human history and what a balanced and harmonious society actually looks like, and make decisions and take actions from truth-based wisdom. That is truly our only path forward.

Notes from the Web this week that relate to this Blog

Obama’s Rogue State Tramples Over Every Law It Demands Others Uphold  – George Monbiot

Too Many Years Of Lies: From Mossadeq to 9/11 – Paul Craig Roberts

All The News That’s Not Fit To Print – Noam Chomsky

 

Bless the Truthtellers and Whistleblowers for their ethical integrity and great courage to speak out!

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